First phase to start operations in December
Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Land Public Transport Commission chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, Chief Secretary to the Government and Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) chairman Tan Sri Ali Hamsa and MRT Corp CEO Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar.
Najib said the government’s achievement in developing the second MRT Line five years after launching the first, the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line, showed focus on developing good public infrastructure for the people.
“We had earlier not focused enough on the development of public transport. This has led us to suffer some of the consequences today, with congestion not only in the Klang Valley but many cities and highways outside this area.”
The project will have a 52.2km line with 37 stations, including two proposed stations at Technology Park and Taman Universiti. The line, stretching from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya, includes a 13.5km underground track with 11 stations.
The first phase of the SBK Line from the Sungai Buloh to Semantan stations will begin operations in December, while the remaining route from the Semantan to Kajang stations will be operational in July next year.
Once operational, the line is expected to have a daily ridership of 529,000 passengers.